(Exports News Reporter Yoon Seung-jae) Mike Trout (LA Angels), the captain of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) US team, expressed his desire to win.
Trout said in a video interview with the Associated Press and the Los Angeles Times on the 21st (Korean time), “I joined the WBC US team to win. If I don’t win, I will fail.”
The United States will send a large number of top players to the 5th WBC tournament to be held in March. Trout, Mookie Betts, Clayton Kershaw (LA Dodgers), Nolan Arenado (St. Louis), JT Realmuto (Philadelphia), and many other key players in the world’s best major leagues will participate.
This is Trout’s first WBC tournament. He had the opportunity to participate in the 4th competition in 2017, but he did not participate due to personal circumstances. At that time, the United States won the first WBC championship without trout. In response, Trout said, “I regret the decision at the time. In this tournament, I definitely want to cheer in the last game. 메이저놀이터
” “I haven’t felt any pain in the last four months,” he said confidently.
Meanwhile, Trout also showed great interest in his match against “teammate” Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani, the “double sword”, is expected to join the Japanese national team for this tournament and continue batting. While he is expected to serve as the closer on the mound, if Japan advances to the semi-finals or finals, a confrontation with Trout may be possible.
In response, Trout said, “Ohtani said, ‘I’m not the best player in Japan.’ Obviously, the Japanese team must be a great team. “Ohtani throws a really tricky ball. No hitter wants to play against him. If we meet, we will have a pleasant confrontation.”